Reading and Writing Our Way Forward
The picture is of my mom and me on senior night. Neither of my parents had attended any of my games before this night so her presence here meant a lot to me. Both my parents work hard, and I have always understood that, but naturally, I always wanted my parents at my game for support. I feel like if my parents had been able to attend some of my games, it would have motivated me to do better so that I can make them proud. I feel like if I had my family to support me at my games, I would have invested more into the sport. I will always be grateful for IAL because although my family wasn't there to support me at games, there were always people there cheering us on when we played. I will always appreciate my coaches and teachers that got closer to me and helped me more than just in the classrooms. I still appreciate my mom being there for me on senior night. In the picture, I might look like I was happy, which I was, but I was also disappointed because we had lost the game on our senior night. We tried our best even had a less-than-great start to the game. The only reason I wasn't too upset was that I knew we could make up for it at the championship game. But I suppose there are things that you have to let go and maybe you learn a lesson from it later while looking back. Not sure of that right now.
What I'm doing that's different is trying to talk to my parents more. Get to know them more. They were home with me for a week but then went back to work. But this was good because my mom needed a rest from her job. I tried to talk to my mom and learn about our family history, and what everyone did when they arrived from D.R.. I am feeling 100% bored but still trying to check up on different people to see how they've been, including old friends and the few new ones. Senior night was bittersweet because I didn't know it at the time, but it would be one of the last games of my high school basketball career. Due to the unexpected COVID-19, I wasn't able to get to the championship, which was one of the only things I was looking forward to this year. It's crazy how life throws unexpected things our way, but everything happens for a reason, and life goes on. So I'm moving along, too.